Africa (A Tribute to Toto)

by Chaos Divine

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Brian I mean, have you heard it? Best cover of all time IMHO Favorite track: Africa.
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Africa 04:42
I hear the drums echoing tonight But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation She's coming in, 12:30 flight The moonlit wings reflect the stars that guide me towards salvation I stopped an old man along the way Hoping to find some old forgotten words or ancient melodies He turned to me as if to say, "Hurry boy, it's waiting there for you" It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do I bless the rains down in Africa Gonna take some time to do the things we never had (ooh, ooh) The wild dogs cry out in the night As they grow restless, longing for some solitary company I know that I must do what's right As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti I seek to cure what's deep inside, frightened of this thing that I've become It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do I bless the rains down in Africa Gonna take some time to do the things we never had (ooh, ooh) Hurry boy, she's waiting there for you It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do I bless the rains down in Africa I bless the rains down in Africa (I bless the rain) I bless the rains down in Africa (I bless the rain) I bless the rains down in Africa I bless the rains down in Africa (ah, gonna take the time) Gonna take some time to do the things we never had (ooh, ooh)
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Disturbed by the impurity It's the scar of this masquerade There'll be no more insecurities Once you pass through this doorway But you knew more Your soul's paid for This endless fight Rewarded by delight You were incarcerated Within these walls blockaded Stuck on this meteorite Caught in this wicked wild fight The fumes intoxicating The smell of sin unfading A soul restricted by this Impure enclosure of flesh and bone But you knew more Your soul's paid for This endless fight Rewarded by delight Out of darkness through this night Bathe in the oncoming light, you will Hear no evil, fear no more Rejoice you are home Don't wait at the water's edge It's time to step into the unknown blue As time moves along We forgot that we belong to something bigger To know what is and what will be To see with more than sensory The song you'll sing is certainty This journey begins Move into the mist This beautiful abyss it liberates you Now a part of the ethereal, the celestial array Born again in beauty impeccable These wonders will never fade Transcend
3.
No more identity No more desire Now weak from dormancy This heart's lost its fire So my incentive died So I'm demoralised Asleep behind waking eyes Fading into comatose Falling through the astral plane Lost in purgatory Flailing wings of disdain Condemn me so I cannot fly Falling through the astral plane Never hear a scream There's no waking time in this astral plane I can't, hear you I can't, see you I can't, feel you I can't, break through I don't, know how I might, fall down I sense, rain clouds So I won't try No expectations No way to defeat Past procrastination Now please conquer me It's barely survival This futility Leave me in the gutter Beyond the will to compete This lethargy is calling you to come in from the light Never thought to disappoint it Pay the price for worshipping these walls that shield you from outside Agoraphobia anointed Blame my lamenting mind Blame my folly insides This body now atrophied In everlasting comatose

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While the band is hard at work writing material for their next album, the follow up to the 2011 studio release The Human Connection, Chaos recently payed tribute to one of their most cherished musical influences by recording a beefed-up studio version of Toto's classic smash hit anthem '"Africa".

2012 marks the 30th anniversary since the release of the group's legendary Toto IV album, originally recorded in 1982. Containing other classics such as '"Rosanna" and "I Won't Hold You Back", the album went on to win six Grammy Awards, and is regarded as one of the defining records for the ballad-rock era of the 80's and 90's.

Chaos Divine's modernised cover version of the song was engineered and mixed earlier this year at Perth's Crank studios by guitarist and audio producer Simon Mitchell, and mastered by Jens Bogren of Fascination Street Studios in Sweden.

Head to the Chaos Divine facebook page to stream the song online, and stay tuned for details of the Africa single release.

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Copyright notice - This video contains audio which is a rendition of the original artist's work, originally written and performed by Toto (1982). No infringement is intended and original distribution and ownership remains property of the artist and publisher.

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released September 9, 2012

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Leading audiences and listeners through a journey of uncompromising arrangements, crushing heavy riffs and soaring melodies, Perth’s enigmatic prog metallers CHAOS DIVINE return to their heavy roots with a brand new album LEGACIES, out 16 October 2020.

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